New Class of Fellows Appointed to the Marsilius-Kolleg
18 April 2018
A new class of fellows has been appointed to the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Study, at the beginning of the summer semester 2018. From April 2018 to March 2019, fourteen Heidelberg scientists and scholars will engage with interdisciplinary research issues and participate in discussions at the Kolleg. At their regular sessions, the fellows are discussing topics like basic principles, concepts and fields of action of interdisciplinary environmental sciences. In addition, they also want to address the question of what impact development has on the physical and mental health of the population. Another research project is dedicated to the relationship between ancient literary criticism and modern cognitive science.
The members of the tenth class of fellows at the Marsilius-Kolleg are the Professors Till Bärnighausen (Public Health), Associate Professor Katja Bertsch (Psychiatry and Neuroscience), Tobias Bulang (German Studies), Axel Dreher (Economics), Harald Fuess (Cultural Economic Histrory), Jonas Grethlein (Classical Philology), Frank Keppler (Biogeochemistry), Falk Kiefer (Psychiatry and Neuroscience), Ute Mager (Law), Thomas Meier (Pre- and Protohistory), Barbara Paech (Computer Sciennce), Tanja Penter (History), Svenja Taubner (Psychosocial Prevention) and Michel Wensing (Care Research).
The Marsilius-Kolleg under the direction of Prof. Dr Thomas Rausch and Prof. Dr Schneidmüller is a cornerstone of Heidelberg University’s Institutional Strategy to promote top-level research in the framework of the Excellence Initiative organised by Germany’s state and federal governments. Its aim is to bring together handpicked researchers from various academic cultures, thereby encouraging a research-related dialogue between the humanities, law and social sciences on the one hand, and the natural and life sciences on the other.